Stop and Consider

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders.
Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?
Job 37:14-16


Yesterday was a long day in May, but in a good way.

I drove for two hours through the back roads to get to my brother’s home in Fergus area.

He and his wife and I drove to another brother’s home in Wingham ON.

We packed up our bikes and headed for the trails in Blyth, where we met a dear friend.

At this most glorious time of year we had the pleasure of biking 28 kilometres along the G2G Trail (Goderich to Guelph).

Along the way we saw rolling hills, with green pastures lacing the route through perimeters of foliage adorning the beaten path.

Here, in the quiet wayside, buttercups mingled with trees popping to life, while pink and white apple blossoms caressed our eyes.

Farms that periodically crept into sight permitted glimpses of winterized fields being cultivated and ready for planting.

In the shade of the rolling green pasturelands, hidden to the side of the trail, a mare and her foal nestled in the vegetation.

Beauty surrounded us on every side and the peace seeped deep into my being.

How I miss the beauty of these quiet fields, the near perfection of the farmland, and the comradery and familiarity of the people in this group.

Yet it was good to slip away and consider the wondrous works of God, if even for a day.

Life is busy and will continue to be busy.

We need to be intentional if we want to live out God’s Words to Job, “stop and consider the wondrous works of God.”

They are there for the eye to see, as far as you can see, as long as you can see, and for those who see.

Wishing you moments of peace and beauty today, dear reader.

And an encouragement to stand still and consider God’s wondrous works.

You won’t regret that invitation, and may the peace that passes understanding fill you to the brim.

Together, then we can be thankful this Thursday to the great God who orchestrates all things.









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